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Mount Terry Fox

Mount Terry Fox
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Copyright: Nel Diepstraten (NellyD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-23
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Canada vacation 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-10-01 8:06
Viewed: 4638
Points: 16
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This beautiful mountain called Mount Terry Fox in Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park I saw when we were on our way to Jasper. Besides the beautiful view, Mount Terry Fox also has a sad but interesting story to tell, so for me it added something special to this shot.
This is the story behind this special mountain:

The beautiful Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park lies adjacent to the western boundary of Mt. Robson Provincial Park, encompassing Mount Terry Fox (8,700 feet/2,651 metres)

Named in 1980. Fox, Terrance Stanley (Terry Fox lost a leg to cancer and then set out to run across the country to raise funds for research. He was more than halfway across when he was forced to stop due to the spread of the disease.)

At 2651 metres, this mountain was the highest unnamed peak in British Columbia within sight of a public highway when it was dedicated to Terry Fox in 1981.

A plaque below the mountain reads as follows: "This mountain has been dedicated to the memory of Terry Fox and his gallant Marathon of Hope. Terry, 22, of Port Coquitlam, B.C. lost a leg to bone canceer but undertook to run across Canada on an artificial limb to raise funds for cancer research. He completed 5,375 kms before his illness forced him to end his run. His valiant effort against incredible odds touched the hearts of all Canadians and people around the world and resulted in contributions of many millions of dollars to the Canadian Cancer Society. Terry died on June 28, 1981. The mountain which bears his name will serve forever as an enduring and fitting memorial to a young Canadian's determination, selflessness, and courage.

Mount Terry Fox was officially dedicated on September 22, 1981 by the family of Terry Fox and the people of British Columbia.

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To TBW: Hi Torbjorn,NellyD 1 10-15 06:47
To Scott: Thanks....NellyD 1 10-07 13:59
To jverkamman: Hi Jacques,NellyD 1 10-07 10:34
To Juyona: Hola Vicma,NellyD 1 10-07 10:13
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Hi Nel,
Exellent landscape shot.Colours, compo and sky are wonderful.TFS.


Hi Nelly, nice well balanced landscape. You've nicely framed it with the trees on both sides. Thanx

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-10-01 11:30]
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Fore ground to back ground ... a lovely composition ... A bit of cloud .. snow on the peaks ..

very nice

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2006-10-01 12:34]
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Very nice composition with the trees making a frame on the sides. Looks like a beatuiful place to be! Thanks for the note too, Terry really deserved a mountain named by him. It stands for the fantastic achievement of his.


Hello Nel,
A good landscape image!
I like the way you use the fir trees to frame the hills and mountains in the back...
Pleasant composition, good colours and details!
Pablo -

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-01 13:26]
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Hola Nel, Hermoso Valle y excelente POv. y buena nota informativa, muchos saludos

Wow prachtig Nel, wat een natuurschoon in dat Canada!!!
Hier zou ik het wel kunnen uithouden.
Mooie compositie, bomen, bergen, sneeuw en dan die schitterende lucht.
Goed gezien om deze foto precies tussen de twee sparren door te nemen, dat geeft
deze foto extra diepte tussen voor en achtergrond.

Gr, Jack

Daer Nel,
Am so very happy you have registered this mountain
dedicated to our Canadian HERO. Indeed this is a sad,
SAD tale; but, that is life.
Am so grateful to you for bringing this story to the fore. I CONGRATULATE & ADMIRE you for your kindness you
have showed to this beautiful 22 year old courageous
Your register is FABULOUS. Best regards, Mario.

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